Workshops: Summer ’12 Write Whole session begins August 6!

Because July means travel and vacation for so many people, I have postponed the Summer session of Write Whole until August! The new dates are below — if you or someone you know would like to join us, please let me know.

The next Write Whole: Survivors Write workshop will begin on Monday, August 6, 6:00-8:30 pm, and will run through Monday, October 1. We can have a maximum of 9 writers in this workshop — please let me know if you would like to join us! This workshop is open to all women who are survivors of sexual trauma.

Transform your relationship with your writing — and with yourself.  For survivors in particular, writing freely in supportive community opens us up to the possibility of being fully heard in all of our expression, creative and otherwise. In this workshop, write in response to exercises chosen to elicit deep-heart writing, and deal with such subjects as: body image, family/community, sexuality, dreams, love, faith, and more. We create new art and new beauty out of the difficult and complicated realities of our lives. You’ll be encouraged to trust the flow of your writing voice, and receive immediate feedback about the power of your words.

As with all Writing Ourselves Whole workshops, we use the Amherst Writers and Artists workshops method: We write together, as a group, in response to exercises, and share what we’ve written (as we are comfortable) with one another. Everything written and shared in the group meetings is 1) kept confidential, and 2) responded to as though it were fiction. Fellow writers describe what they liked about and found powerful in the work shared.

Although the setting is a supportive one, the workshop is different from a support group or therapy, as the focus of the workshop itself is on each person’s writing; we create beauty out of the sometimes extraordinarily difficult stuff of our lives.

We will meet in a beautiful studio in downtown San Francisco, near Powell St BART and near many MUNI lines.

The fee for an 8-week session is $350. (I can generally work out payment plans; please contact me if you have question or concerns about payment.) I ask for a $75 deposit to commit to a space in the workshop.

I hope to write with you soon!